Nicolas Anelka

Date of birth14 March 1979
Place of birthVersailles
NationalityFrench
Weight77 kg
Height1.84 m
PositionForward

After being brought to Arsenal by Arsene Wenger, Nicolas looked to have world-class potential and played an important role in the double success of 1997-98.

However, he failed to settle in at Highbury and left in acrimonious circumstances.

In 2001, he joined Liverpool on loan from Paris St Germain but his performance wasn't good enough to persuade manager Gerard Houllier to sign him and he moved on to Manchester City.

Nicolas joined Bolton Wanderers in August 2006 with a four-year contract that was extended to June 2011 in August 2007.

He joined Chelsea in January 2008 with a contract to June 2011 that was extended to June 2012 in June 2010.

Nicolas joined West Bromwich Albion in July 2013 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Paris St Germain 01 Jul 1995 06 Mar 1997
Arsenal 06 Mar 1997 20 Aug 1999
Real Madrid 20 Aug 1999 22 Jul 2000
Paris St Germain 22 Jul 2000 16 Jul 2002
Liverpool 24 Dec 2001 12 May 2002 L
Manchester City 16 Jul 2002 31 Jan 2005
Fenerbahçe 31 Jan 2005 24 Aug 2006
Bolton Wanderers 24 Aug 2006 11 Jan 2008
Chelsea 11 Jan 2008 01 Jan 2012
Shanghai Shenhua 01 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2013
Juventus 26 Jan 2013 31 May 2013 L
West Bromwich Albion 04 Jul 2013 28 Mar 2014
Mumbai City 15 Sep 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Arsenal Premier League
4
1997-98 Arsenal FA Cup 8
1
3
1997-98 Arsenal League Cup 3
1997-98 Arsenal Premier League 16
10
6
2
1997-98 Arsenal UEFA Cup 1
1
1998-99 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1
1
1998-99 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
1998-99 Arsenal Premier League 34
1
17
1998-99 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 5
1
1999-00 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League
1
2000-01 Paris St Germain French Championnat 23
4
8
2000-01 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 8
1
5
2001-02 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Liverpool Premier League 13
7
4
2001-02 Paris St Germain French Championnat 11
1
2
1
2001-02 Paris St Germain UEFA Cup 2
2
1
1
2002-03 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester City League Cup 2
2002-03 Manchester City Premier League 38
14
2003-04 Manchester City FA Cup 4
4
2003-04 Manchester City League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Manchester City Premier League 31
1
16
1
1
2003-04 Manchester City UEFA Cup 5
4
2004-05 Manchester City Premier League 18
1
7
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 2
1
1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 35
11
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 18
10
1
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers UEFA Cup 2
2
1
2007-08 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1
2007-08 Chelsea League Cup 2
2007-08 Chelsea Premier League 10
4
1
2007-08 Chelsea UEFA Champions League
5
2008-09 Chelsea FA Cup 5
4
2008-09 Chelsea Premier League 33
4
19
2008-09 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 8
4
2
2
2009-10 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2009-10 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
1
2009-10 Chelsea Premier League 31
2
11
2009-10 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 6
1
3
2010-11 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2010-11 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1
2010-11 Chelsea League Cup 1
2
2010-11 Chelsea Premier League 27
5
6
1
2010-11 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 7
2
7
2011-12 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
2011-12 Chelsea Premier League 3
6
1
2011-12 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 2
2
2012-13 Juventus UEFA Champions League
1
2013-14 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 11
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Apr 1997 Chelsea v Arsenal W 0-3 Premier League
21 Apr 1997 Coventry City v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
03 May 1997 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
11 May 1997 Derby County v Arsenal W 1-3 Premier League
27 Aug 1997 Leicester City v Arsenal D 3-3 Premier League
30 Aug 1997 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
13 Sep 1997 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-1 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 PAOK Salonika v Arsenal L 1-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
24 Sep 1997 Arsenal v West Ham United W 4-0 Premier League
30 Sep 1997 Arsenal v PAOK Salonika D 1-1
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1997 Arsenal v Barnsley W 5-0 Premier League
26 Oct 1997 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
01 Nov 1997 Derby County v Arsenal L 3-0 Premier League
09 Nov 1997 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-2 Premier League
18 Nov 1997 Arsenal v Coventry City W 1-0 League Cup 4th round
26 Dec 1997 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
03 Jan 1998 Arsenal v Port Vale D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1998 Port Vale v Arsenal W 1-1 (4-3) FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 1998 Coventry City v Arsenal D 2-2 Premier League
24 Jan 1998 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
28 Jan 1998 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
31 Jan 1998 Arsenal v Southampton W 3-0 Premier League
08 Feb 1998 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 Premier League
15 Feb 1998 Arsenal v Crystal Palace D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1998 Chelsea v Arsenal L 3-1
Agg: 4-3
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
21 Feb 1998 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 1-0 Premier League
25 Feb 1998 Crystal Palace v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
02 Mar 1998 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
08 Mar 1998 Arsenal v West Ham United D 1-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
14 Mar 1998 Manchester United v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
17 Mar 1998 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-1 (4-3) FA Cup Quarter-final replay
28 Mar 1998 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
31 Mar 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
05 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
11 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal W 1-4 Premier League
18 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 5-0 Premier League
25 Apr 1998 Barnsley v Arsenal W 0-2 Premier League
29 Apr 1998 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
03 May 1998 Arsenal v Everton W 4-0 Premier League
06 May 1998 Liverpool v Arsenal L 4-0 Premier League
10 May 1998 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
16 May 1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 2-0 FA Cup Final
09 Aug 1998 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 FA Charity Shield
17 Aug 1998 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 Liverpool v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1998 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
09 Sep 1998 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Leicester City v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
16 Sep 1998 RC Lens v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
20 Sep 1998 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 Premier League
26 Sep 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
30 Sep 1998 Arsenal v Panathinaikos W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
04 Oct 1998 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-0 Premier League
17 Oct 1998 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
21 Oct 1998 Arsenal v Dynamo Kiev D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
25 Oct 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal W 1-2 Premier League
31 Oct 1998 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
08 Nov 1998 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
14 Nov 1998 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
21 Nov 1998 Wimbledon v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
25 Nov 1998 Arsenal v RC Lens L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
29 Nov 1998 Arsenal v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1998 Derby County v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
09 Dec 1998 Panathinaikos v Arsenal W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Group E
13 Dec 1998 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 3-2 Premier League
20 Dec 1998 Arsenal v Leeds United W 3-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Arsenal v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
09 Jan 1999 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1999 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-1 Premier League
24 Jan 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1999 Arsenal v Chelsea W 1-0 Premier League
06 Feb 1999 West Ham United v Arsenal W 0-4 Premier League
17 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Arsenal v Leicester City W 5-0 Premier League
23 Feb 1999 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
28 Feb 1999 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
06 Mar 1999 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
09 Mar 1999 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-0 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Everton v Arsenal W 0-2 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Southampton v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
11 Apr 1999 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 FA Cup Semi-final
14 Apr 1999 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final replay
24 Apr 1999 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 1-6 Premier League
02 May 1999 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
05 May 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-3 Premier League
11 May 1999 Leeds United v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 France Canary Tournament 3
5
1995-96 France Tourn Casale 3
1
1995-96 France UEFA Under-18 1
1
1995-96 France Under-18 1
1
1996-97 France Toulon Under-21 3
2
2
1996-97 France UEFA Under-18 5
3
4
1996-97 France Under-18 3
1
1
1996-97 France Under-20 2
2
1996-97 France World Youth Cup 1
2
1997-98 France International Friendly 1
1997-98 France UEFA Under-18 3
3
1998-99 France International Friendly 1
1
2
1998-99 France Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial 1
1
1998-99 France UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
1998-99 France UEFA Under-21 1
1
1999-00 France Hassan II Tournament 1
1
1
1999-00 France UEFA European Championship 4
2
2000-01 France Childrens Charity
1
1
2000-01 France FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 France International Friendly 3
2001-02 France International Friendly 1
1
2005-06 France International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 France International Friendly 1
2
1
2006-07 France UEFA European Championship 3
1
3
2007-08 France International Friendly 4
3
2007-08 France UEFA European Championship 4
2
1
2008-09 France FIFA World Cup
2
1
2008-09 France International Friendly 4
2009-10 France FIFA World Cup 8
2
2009-10 France International Friendly 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Sep 1995 Germany v France L 2-0 TOURN CASALE
14 Sep 1995 France v Spain W 5-0 TOURN CASALE
16 Sep 1995 Italy v France L 2-1 TOURN CASALE
10 Oct 1995 Romania v France W 1-4 UEFA U18
23 Nov 1995 France v Slovakia W 1-0 UEFA U18
29 Jan 1996 Denmark v France W 2-3 CANARY TOURNAMENT
31 Jan 1996 Canary Islands v France W 2-4 CANARY TOURNAMENT
02 Feb 1996 Spain v France D 1-1 CANARY TOURNAMENT
28 Feb 1996 France v England D 1-1 U18
23 Jul 1996 France v Hungary W 2-1 UEFA U18 Finals Group A
25 Jul 1996 France v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA U18 Finals Group A
27 Jul 1996 France v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA U18 Finals Group A
21 Aug 1996 France v Israel W 1-0 U18
03 Sep 1996 Italy v France L 2-0 U18
05 Sep 1996 France v Spain D 0-0 U18
07 Sep 1996 France v Austria W 2-0 U18
07 Oct 1996 France v Latvia W 5-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
09 Oct 1996 France v Faroe Islands W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
11 Oct 1996 Sweden v France D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 2
04 Dec 1996 France v Denmark W 4-1 Under-20
27 Jan 1997 Canary Islands v France W 0-1 Under-20
11 Apr 1997 Netherlands v France W 0-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
07 May 1997 France v Netherlands W 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
26 May 1997 France v Croatia W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
28 May 1997 France v Mexico W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
01 Jun 1997 France v Morocco W 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
03 Jun 1997 France v Netherlands W 3-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
05 Jun 1997 France v Portugal W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Final
17 Jun 1997 France v Brazil L 0-3 World Youth Cup Group B
19 Jun 1997 Korea Republic v France W 2-4 World Youth Cup Group B
29 Jun 1997 Uruguay v France L 1-1 (6-7) World Youth Cup Quarter-final
11 Oct 1997 France v Scotland W 5-1 UEFA U18 Group 6
13 Oct 1997 France v Bosnia-Herzegovina W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 6
15 Oct 1997 France v Denmark W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 6
22 Apr 1998 Sweden v France D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Oct 1998 Russia v France W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1998 France v Andorra W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Jan 1999 France v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 England v France W 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 France v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
31 Mar 1999 France v Armenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
30 May 1999 France v World XI D 2-2 Jean-Pierre Papin Testimonial
05 Jun 1999 France v Russia L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Jun 1999 Andorra v France W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
04 Sep 1999 Ukraine v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
04 Jun 2000 France v Japan D 2-2 Hassan II Tournament
06 Jun 2000 Morocco v France W 1-5 HASSAN II Tournament
11 Jun 2000 France v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
21 Jun 2000 Netherlands v France L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
25 Jun 2000 France v Spain W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
16 Aug 2000 France v World XI W 5-1 Childrens Charity
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
30 May 2001 Korea Republic v France W 0-5 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
01 Jun 2001 Australia v France L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Jun 2001 France v Mexico W 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
07 Jun 2001 France v Brazil W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
10 Jun 2001 Japan v France W 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
11 Nov 2001 Australia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 France v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
09 Nov 2005 France v Costa Rica W 3-2 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 France v Slovakia L 1-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2006 France v Faroe Islands W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
15 Nov 2006 France v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Feb 2007 France v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Lithuania v France W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
28 Mar 2007 France v Austria W 1-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 France v Ukraine W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Jun 2007 France v Georgia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
22 Aug 2007 Slovakia v France W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Italy v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
12 Sep 2007 France v Scotland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
13 Oct 2007 Faroe Islands v France W 0-6 UEFA European Championship Group B
16 Nov 2007 France v Morocco D 2-2 International Friendly
06 Feb 2008 Spain v France L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 France v England W 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 2008 France v Ecuador W 2-0 International Friendly
31 May 2008 France v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2008 France v Colombia W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2008 France v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
13 Jun 2008 France v Netherlands L 1-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
17 Jun 2008 France v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
06 Sep 2008 Austria v France L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
10 Sep 2008 France v Serbia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
19 Nov 2008 France v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 France v Argentina L 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2009 France v Nigeria L 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2009 France v Turkey W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Faroe Islands v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
05 Sep 2009 France v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
09 Sep 2009 Serbia v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
10 Oct 2009 France v Faroe Islands W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Nov 2009 Republic of Ireland v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
18 Nov 2009 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
03 Mar 2010 France v Spain L 0-2 International Friendly
26 May 2010 France v Costa Rica W 2-1 International Friendly
30 May 2010 Tunisia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2010 France v China PR L 0-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2010 Uruguay v France D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
17 Jun 2010 France v Mexico L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.